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Videos load slowly after XP update

By dg110270
Oct 16, 2012
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  1. I noticed that while watching a video that it will pause after a few seconds with a loading symbol on the screen and then continue on and keeps repeating this until completed. My computer was okay before but I think it took a windows update and the settings changed. What should I do?
     
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,348   +50

    This is not uncommon, it is caused by limited download speeds and can be down to many reasons....

    Videos continually increase their resolution, and don't care that people's download speeds don't increase as quickly.

    Your ISP may throttle your download speed at certain times of day because so many other users are doing immense amounts of downloading. And not just on your local exchange, but down the national pipelines too.

    If you have a wireless network, make sure a neighbour is not 'borrowing' some of your download capacity.

    A windows update can change your system properties and you have little chance of finding it, MS may actually replace your network driver without asking you. But by all means reinstall the latest network driver you can find. Also check out the properties of your network to make sure as many available settings are giving you the optimal performance. I know this can be difficult to determine, particularly as there is no general advice available.
     
  3. dg110270

    dg110270 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    I'll check the network properties the best I can. It's a bit over my head and confusing.
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

    Try updating flash player, this may help. but otherwise it is a network issue. update your router firmware and your network driver on your PC. this may help, but otherwise it is on your ISP
     


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